On ‘Air Forces’, Mustafa builds on his concept of “inner city folk music”

The James Blake and Drake collaborator is undeniably one to watch...

21.09.20, Words by: Felicity Martin

Drake and James Blake collaborator Mustafa has unveiled second single ‘Air Forces’.

The hyper-talented, Toronto-born artist has made waves with only one track to his name, due to his soft singing voice that recalls the likes of Sampha.

The track has been built around Sudanese tribal chant samples, in reference to Mustafa’s heritage and is a deeper exploration into the style that he’s termed “inner city folk music”.

It follows Mustafa’s debut single ‘Stay Alive’, produced by James Blake and Frank Dukes, which acted a plea to young people to stay away from gang culture after the loss of his close friends to gun violence.

The 23-year-old Canadian poet and songwriter also co-wrote and sang on ‘Attention’ from The Weeknd’s album ‘Starboy’.

Watch the Kid. Studio-directed video below.

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